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Nov 6, 2012 7:00pm EST
, not only virginia but also florida in the southeast to be competitive in this race tonight, but that is not enough. as we move to the midwest he's going to have po pick off one of the key states in barack obama's fire wall, either ohio or wisconsin because you see what happens right there, if the president gets both ohio and wisconsin he only five votes away from an electoral lock. >> well, this is the difficult route that br has. he has to take the atlantic coasts sta s states and move i into the midwest and start picking off midwestern states. early in the night if he sees trouble in those, it's going to be a very difficult night for mitt romney. he has to win those three atlantic coast states. >> if he doesn't, if the president wins any one if we go back to the what if board in the middle. any one of these in play where he's ahead or tied he has 270 electoral votes. >> let's head off to richmond, virginia, with amy klobuchar robach. i know you're at a dnc headquarters. >> reporter: i'm wearing purple. it was completely coincidental but very appropriate because this is a
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Nov 6, 2012 4:00am EST
, a frenetic push to the finish. starting in florida monday, then, virginia, ohio and new hampshire, nearing midnight. >> perhaps some of your family and friends have not made up their mind who they're going to vote for. ask them to look beyond the speeches and the ads and all the attacks because talk is cheap. ask them to look at the record. >> reporter: president obama will spend election day here in chicago. he will address his supporters here at the lakeside center, either later tonight or perhaps early tomorrow morning, win or lose. rob and paula? >> all right. t.j. winick live in chicago this election morn. thank you very much. >> election morn. >> morning. short for -- >>> while the president is staying put there in chicago, mitt romney has a few more campaign miles left in him. >> like evening and eve. there you go. he's going to start his day in massachusetts and focus on some swing states. abc's brandi hitt is in boston. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. this is where mitt romney headquarters is set up. and where mitt romney hopes to hold a victory party later this evening.
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00pm EST
.com. >> the certification deadline is looming and no official word on which presidential candidate will get florida's 29 electoral votes. most of the holdup is coming from miami dade county. there were still 100,000 ballots to be counted. many of them were absentee ballots. though there are no official results, the gop said it will likely be in president obama's favor. >> congress reaffirms they favor the district of columbia favoring -- controlling its own budget. a budget autonomy law would allow them to spend local tax dollars without congressional approval. >> this is not confrontational. we need permission to move along. >> congressman gramm says the budget autonomy measure is a distraction from more important issues. >> police are looking for freeman after a robbery turned into a car chase in northwest washington. the three suspects robbed two men around 6:00 a.m. they got into a car and started chasing the man and that is when the suspect started shooting. at this point, the victims were close to the white house. they stopped falling demand and pulled up to the white house gate where they told t
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 11:00pm EST
carrier. anchored in jacksonville, florida. a home game of sports for the florida gators. starts with the jumper. florida had the early lead but maybe it wasn't such a good idea to play that game on the ship. the took on water.ry to play. they stopped the play and canceled the game. how about george mason. all they did tonight was shock virginia. this one in fairfax tied at 57. mason crosses it up. that would be good from the n.b.a. free line. they beat virginia 63-59. let's go up a level. the wizards back at home looking for their first win this season. rookie bradley deal brought his a game tonight. he had 22. it wasn't enough. taking on the bucks third quarter action. 4-3. that's good. we're tied at 70. but milwaukee closed the door, went on a 13-run from there. the tip in right there, the wizards remain winless. milwaukee wins 101-91. friday night means high school football. smith takes it all the way. great play. mead would knock off anne arundel though. >> for a complete wrap wrup of tonight's high school action post high school sports final
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Nov 10, 2012 11:30pm EST
of the 2012 presidential election has been finalized. it shows that the president did win florida over mitt romney, a 50% to 49%. that gives some 332 electoral votes to romney felt 206. -- romney's 206. >> two women were assaulted and robbed not only of their phones, but also of their coats. people living in this neighborhood said they had no idea about this. >> they did not know until our news crew showed up on the street asking questions. and this was a very violent assault. they never flashed a weapon, but they threatened to shoot the women if they did not cooperate. >> it is 48 st. nw, just before 1:00 saturday morning. two women were walking down the street when two vehicles rolled up alongside the. both women were sexually assaulted, then robbed of their coats and cell phone as. >> you know, my neighborhood is real cool, you know? the neighbors get along. everybody is real cool. >> it is stunning news in what neighbors say is as a community not far from the metro. there are children, teenagers and women who walk home at night. >> i am scared. i am concerned about the whole situation.
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 6:30pm EST
own election eve countdown. the frenetic push to the finish. romney starting in florida then virginia tonight here in ohio. but in these final days romney made it clear the states they need. >> the battleground of the battlegrounds. >> is ohio going to do it for us? >> all: yes. >> reporter: this image of romney on the campaign plane today a senior adviser telling us he wouldn't call romney nostalgic but instead describing him as eager, not nervous, eager. ann romney in these final days walking to the back of the plane acknowledging it has been quite a journey. >> it's been long. >> reporter: mrs. romney is her husband's most powerful weapon getting choked up by the size of the crowds in colorado. >> that was quite a welcome. that is amazing to walk in and have this kind of emotion come to us. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in florida today the story of a supporter who had saved pins from george romney's run for president, mitt romney's father, the one-time governor of michigan. now his son on the eve of his own shot at the presidency with one final message. >> tomorrow we begin
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Nov 13, 2012 4:00am EST
of inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. she is the florida woman whose complaints to the fbi eventually led to petraeus' resignation. in a new twist to the david petraeus sex scandal, the pentagon says that the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen, is under investigation, for sending allegedly improper e-mails to jill kelly. kelly is the florida woman who triggered the investigation and ultimately forced petraeus to resign. the pentagon is reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents involved. allen, meanwhile, denies any wrongdoing and remains in his current position. late monday, agents spent nearly five hours at the home of petraeus' former mistress, paula broadwell, leaving early this morning with several boxes. this, after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e-mails between broadwell and petraeus, detailing the affair. >> in his universe, this moral failing is unacceptable and renders him unworthy of continuing this position of responsibility for the nation. >> reporter: the affair came to light over the summer, as part of an fbi investigation that began aft
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Nov 5, 2012 2:30am EST
essentially deadlocked. 49% of like low voters support obama. 48% romney. >> so we made real progress, florida, the past four years. >> reporter: the candidates and their runningmates all made stops in the critical battleground state of ohio. of course they had duelling messages for voters. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. because i delivered it. we can't give up on it now. >> you hope that president obama would live up to his promis to bring people together to solve big problems. but he hasn't. and i will. >> reporter: also on romney's schedule, pennsylvania. a tradiditionally democratic ste that romney is making a play for. >> the people of america understand we are taking back the white house because we are going to win pennsylvania. >> reporter: as the the race for votes continues in florida, chaos for those trying to cast their ballots. >> let us vote! >> reporter: so many voters showed up to a miami polling center and overwhelmed the employees who briefly closed it. still millions have voted in florida. tens of millions voted early nationwide. so, now
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 6:00pm EST
better. >> their bet is on your cynicism. but florida, my bet is on you and your hope. >> reporter: to appeal to undecided voters, sick of d.c. dysfunction, both candidates are cloaking themselves in bipartisan robes. >> i'll endeavor to find those good men and women on both sides of the aisle who care more about the country than they do about politics. >> i want all parties to work together. and we're not democrats and republicans first, we're americans first. >> reporter: as a sign of just how close the obama campaign thinks this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire, which has only four electoral votes. he was joined by bill clinton, who mocked romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are, just be disappointed in it. look at me, i look like a president. and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's all going to be all right if you elect me. >> reporter: the president told his supporters the campaign is no longer about him or his team. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props. because what's happened is, now, the campaign falls on thes
ABC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
in florida. president obama has claimed victory in the sunshine state. but officials have not declared a winner. florida is still undecided, largely due to long voting lines on election night, a deluge of last-minute absentee ballots and other assorted problems, so to speak. >>> and our other major story is the drastic steps being taken for gas shortages in new york. new york's mayor says only one-quarter of the city's gas stations are actually open. and the shortage could last for a few more weeks. these drivers think rationing is a good idea. >> i think it will cut down the length of the lines. >> i think that makes sense. i think that should have started from the beginning. you know, it would have eased up. and you wouldn't have had this -- these long lines. and people trying to, you know, fight for gas. i think jersey, actually, did the right thing by doing that. >> as you just heard, a similar rationing plan is drastically reduced lines in neighboring new jersey. >>> there's growing frustration and anger on long island, since many residents still don't have power nearly two weeks
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
a attention from him over the next five days. in virginia today. yesterday he spent all day in florida. both states he absolutely must order to get to the white house. neither side can say for sure the impact sandy has had on the race. past today's, was on the trail talking bipartisanship while obama had the op showing it republicanrsey christie, one of romney's biggest allies. obama got high marks for his handling of the storm in poll.test >> a great guy, very had governor whitman. -- with him. >> the next five days will be campaigning, and intense sprint to the finish line. stay with us abc 7 for the comprehensive coverage of the race for the white house. at 12:30 will talk with our "politico" about to watch for. a developing story in stafford county. manhunt underway for a man making pipe bombs and using them in a tax. lauren spierer accused of three peoplee attacks against with close ties to law- enforcement. brianne carter is live in latest on thethe search. using a pipe bombs in .ttacks >> authorities are still aggressively searching for the virginia state alert for thean they believe
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >> the election is still not over in florida. votes have been counted inde county but in three other counties, the boats are still being tallied. the presidential race is too close to call their. there are concerns that an automatic recount could be triggered. florida oppose the electoral vote will not affect the reelection of the president. >> as for president obama's first overseas trip will include the first lady. they plan to travel to thailand and myanmar, and cambodia. it will be the first visit to burma by an american president. he will talk about job creation and human-rights among other topics during his trip. >> also a developing story in the district. police are investigating a bizarre death. a man's body was found inside a car that was burning late last night behind the hamilton center school. we're live in northeast washington with the latest. >> smoke and flames brought authorities to hamilton school in northeast washington. they found the burning taxicab and body and a mystery as to why the cab was back there. it was business as usual at hamilton school today but last night in
ABC
Nov 6, 2012 7:00am EST
't he, at the beginning of the night? florida, north carolina and new hampshire, as well? >> he has to sweep all the states that touch the atlantic ocean to have a chance in this race. and i think virginia will tell us a lot. it will tell us if this night ends early for mitt romney. or if we're in for a long night. virginia will tell us that. >> he still has to do well in the midwest. win either ohio or wisconsin. if we give that to president obama, where he's ahead. he's 5 votes short of the 270 electoral votes he needs. all that leaves is nevada, colorado or iowa. the president ahead or tied in all three of the states. >> that's the situation that mitt romney is in. he's got a very narrow path to an electoral college victory. he has to draw an inside straight in this campaign to win it today. he has to do all those things and the path is still narrow to win this. >> matthew dowd, we'll see you tonight. >>> and this year, whether it's tweeting, facebooking or never mind e-mailing, social media has shaped this campaign like never before. it's a new frontier for both candidates. and
ABC
Nov 5, 2012 7:00am EST
. look at that right there. even if he wins nevada and colorado and north carolina, virginia, florida, new hampshire. he can get there. >> that's the difficulty that the romney campaign is faced with, the path of winning this electoral college is so tight, it's almost as if you have to draw inside straight tomorrow in what's going to happen in the race. and he has to, in my view, if you take a look at ohio, florida and virginia, mitt romney basically has to go 3 for 3 in those states in order to win this race. >> right. the only way he can get around that, somehow if he wins, all his path in winning, virginia, north carolina and florida. let's say he didn't get ohio and wins withes with. then he's got to run the table. nevada, and ohio. >> finally, the long ball, pennsylvania. if they can get pennsylvania, it changes the maps entirely. but having been through this before, the day before an election, the interesting thing, both sides are convinced they're going to win. both sides. >> do you still believe that? >> i still believe they're convinced they're going to win because they both
ABC
Nov 1, 2012 2:35am EDT
race, romney couldn't afford to losenother day on the campaig trail. he was in florida, a state that is essentially a must win for him. romney set aside his usual attacks and struck a subdued optimistic tone. >> this is a turning point in american history. >> reporter: only fleeting reference to the president. >> it is time to take a new path of bold, aggressive change. become to politics for president obama. he'll make stops in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. karen travers, abc news, washington. >> by all measures this is still a tied race, that is still going to come down to a few key swing states, ohio. according to a "the new york times" poll we got yesterday, halloween. obama up by five points, 50-45 over romney in ohio. if, you know, like i said you don't know the impact of the storm. you've don't know, every poll says something different. so you don't know how it will play out. all eyes really, ohio and -- and florida. but then democrats could be losing ground, in what they thought were solid blue states including michigan and minnesota now. >> you would think though the
ABC
Nov 4, 2012 10:00am EST
, governor romney's campaign was saying we're going to win florida and virginia. on monday, the day before the election, governor romney is going to florida and virginia, why, because he's at great risk to lose those states. we're playing offense on states they thought they had the inside track on and they don't. i think a lot of this is a smoke screen to try and mask the fact in the places that will play a factor, it's going to be close. but they're definitely in a weak position heading into election day. >> so, is there anything that worries you in these final 48 hours? >> sure, george. listen, four years ago, when this time two days out, everybody felt we were sailing to victory. we were very concerned. because support levels don't mean anything if they don't materialize into votes. the president and first lady, former president clinton is going to be with us in new hampshire. but this really comes down to our amazing volunteers. our staff out in the field who have to make sure the people who support the president exercise their right to vote. that's our biggest task right now from a po
ABC
Nov 8, 2012 2:35am EST
we would be seeing. luckily it is done. florida can continue to count. not a repeat of 2000. thankfully. >> interesting, mitt romney didn't take any battleground states. the final tally, obama took four swing states. colorado, ohio, virginia, combined, 306,000 votes just to show you how close it was in battleground states. >> the final popular vote, obama is up as of right now, yesterday afternoon by 3 million votes, all over the country. and florida still being counted. a lot of what is coming in, democratic counties. the layest on the numbers. >> don't hold your breath. >>> a 21-year-old california man confessed to breaking noonan see pelosi's home. arrested during another burglary in the same napa valley neighborhood. he had a watch on him taken from pelosi's house. and police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. >>> still recovering from super storm sandy, residents in new jersey and new york are now being hit by a nor'easter. the heavy, wet snow took down power lines and made the evening commute a pretty dangerous one. >> more than 1,000 flights have been cancele
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Nov 11, 2012 10:00am EST
. >>> hello, again. what a week in politics. with his victory in florida yesterday, president obama now has a sweep of the battlegrounds. 332 electoral votes. losing only indiana and north carolina from his 2008 total. the popular votes are still coming in. the president will come up about 8 million short of his 2008 tally. but, he's holding about 3 million advantage over mitt romney. we'll discuss how obama did and what's next for the gop and the governing challenges ahead? >>> but first, that friday afternoon bombshell. david petraeus resigns at the cia after the fbi uncovers his extramarital affair. pierre thomas is here with the latest. first came upon this several months ago. >> yes, it came to light after a woman in tampa tied to military got a peculiar, harassing e-mail. the woman was so concerned, she contacted the fbi, who, then, according to our sources, traced it back to paula broadwell, who wrote a book about petraeus. as the fbi continued to investigate, they discovered e-mails pointing to a romantic, sexual relationship between the two. early concerns about the e-mails being h
ABC
Nov 13, 2012 12:00am EST
officially ended this weekend, four days after the polls closed. the votes from florida finally came in. saturday they cast their electoral votes for president obama and also declared philip phillips the winner of "american idol." they're slow. i'm surprised how slow they are. i know there are a lot of older people in florida but have you ever played bingo with old people? they're lightning fast. i used to go with my grandmother. i'd have one card i was focused on. she'd play 35 cards and you'd here o-75 and she'd be like bop, bop, bop, bop and reach over with her left hand and pow, right on mind and i'd sit there in shock. maybe they introduced a gambling element into voting it would go faster but in any case the election is finally over and now florida can get back to doing what it does best, which is -- what, eating early and driving slowly. mitt romney may have lost florida but has a supporter in indiana. eric hartsburg thought it a good idea to have the romney/ryan logo tattooed on his face. he'll feel stupid when he finds out about campaign buttals. lo even mike tyson was, that's
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Nov 5, 2012 4:00am EST
like florida. >> i don't think a republican has taken pennsylvania since 1988. why does the campaign think they're going to win tomorrow? why does romney's campaign think they're going to win that? >> well, paula, they think they're riding a wave of momentum. think president obama is vulnerable under 50%. they think there's enormous enthusiasm among republican supporters and their support, the lead among independents would carry them a lead to get them to victory tomorrow. >> it should be interesting how it all turns out. tahman bradley live in bean taun, thanks a lot. on top of that there's an early election in florida. there was chaos and confusion at some polling places. people at one crowded voting place chanting "let us vote." but briefly shut the doors. some people waited in line for more than six hours. >> and abc news is covering every last step of the campaign. we'll have all the election returns tomorrow night, live from times square. even if there is no winner. >> yeah. it will be a long one, folks. stay tuned. >>> yes, to this morning's other major story, the long and slo
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Nov 5, 2012 12:00pm EST
're not democrats and republicans first. we are americans first. >> mitt romney began the day in florida. >> tomorrow we begin a better tomorrow. >> in pennsylvania of all places, they will come to the candidate he is hoping for a victory there to pull off an electoral college victory. we will take pennsylvania. >> they see the keystone state's votes as aal possible insurance policy against using other swing states. if you look at ohio, florida, virginia, mitt romney has to 3 in those states to win race. >> after campaigning with the various celebrity supporters springsteen, the arrive inwill o tonight awaiting the familyn results with his and campaign staff. mitt romney and paul ryan are a seven-statef swing. update froman romneycare headquarters in .oston at 12:30 -- >> today on the campaign trail campaign will seek two stops it from mitt romney, one from rick mitt romney in fairfax to buy them in sterling. joe biden in from sterling. webb and mark warner will also be in attendance. we have live and pictures of roll and --ama rallyingi n madison, wisconsin. rallies later today in ohio
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Nov 5, 2012 11:35pm EST
: and the pledge. pin sellers. and to warm up the crowd, just about every big name republican in florida and squirming all of the while, all those little ones brought by hopeful parents for a lesson in living history. >> i could say i met him before. >> reporter: have you always voted republican? abigail's mom is the obama campaign's worst nightmare. a former democrat who brushes off the president's targeted message to women. >> the economy is more important. it's not the social, the woman's right to do what she wants with her boeshgsd we need to get jobs for people. >> reporter: and then, finally, the man of the hour. the question of this election really comes down to this. do the people of america want four more years like the last four years -- or do you want real change, finally? >> reporter: began by promising a better tomorrow tomorrow. while this deadlocked state dealing with the headaches of yesterday. >> let people vote! let people vote! >> reporter: a long confusion ballot led to eternal lines at the polls and to a lawsuit by florida democrats to force republican state official
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Nov 13, 2012 6:00pm EST
toy caught off petraeus andral about thousands of mails between a- allen and florida ey.ialite jill kell >> he appreciates general petraeus remarkable service to this country. general allen was supposedly in fort nato commander. see what the investigation turns up. of congress offering questions -- altering what weretions to they thinking? >> it is beyond my imagination. the honorable thing was done. the general has resigned. >> so many questions left. how bad could this turnout? the fbi pull documents from home broadwell's overnight. on the hill today, an appearance by cia deputy director. in charge ofly cia. hewas asked by reporters if petraeus waseral having an affair. respond.t >> to help you follow the petraeus down the, we have a special photo gallery on our with the key players. he confronted on wjla.com -- you wjla.com.id on >> congress will be trying to government from cliff.g over the fiscal the president talked with labor leaders today. tomorrow, the president will ceos fromnumber of the nation's largest countries -- companies. the deadline is december 31. >> the developi
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Nov 8, 2012 12:00am EST
the fact that the returns from florida still have not been counted. some people had to wait five, six hours to vote there. what goes on in florida? they had four years to fix this and -- four years to fix things before that. [ laughter ] we need to make sure florida never gets the olympics. [ laughter ] the -- [ applause ] got 303 electoral votes to romney's 206. obama led among women and minority voters while romney led among white means and banana republic man ne kips. romney lost his home state of massachusetts. paul ryan lost his home state of wisconsin. i would not want to be paul ryan's shake weight today. probably getting a vigorous. a lot of people are wondering what the president will do differently in his second term. i'm hoping obama announces this will be the black half of his presidency. [ applause ] the last four years were pretty white. i'd like to see him put a little more funk in it. i'd like to see him turn this mother out for a change. i heard a lot of people sail over the last few weeks that if obama wins, they're going to move to canada. how come nobody threatens to mov
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Nov 8, 2012 4:00am EST
, the counting not over in florida. even though it no longer matters, florida's 29 electoral votes remain unclaimed. several counties are tallying absentee ballots. and some voters had to wait in line as long as seven hours to vote on tuesday. broken printers and extra long ballots added to the problem. >>> and more major political news coming out of china this morning. china's president has opened to party meetings on leadership change calling for the end of corruption. the meeting is aimed at installing the next generation of leaders. the gathering comes amid a scandal involving a top politician over his wife's involvement in the murder of a british businessman. >>> and a crime in california is making headlines. a 21-year-old man has confessed to breaking into house minority leader nancy pelosi's home. kevin hagen was arrested during another burglar in the same napa valley neighborhood. police say he admitted to breaking into six homes. and he had a watch on him that was taken from pelosi's house. >>> it's time, now, for the weather across the rest of the nation. there's a blizzard in t
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Nov 15, 2012 4:00am EST
the carolinas through florida. snow flurries in the dakotas, around fargo and bismarck. foggy in california, from los angeles to san francisco. >> mostly 50s in the pacific northwest, central rockies and great plains. 30 in fargo. 40s in the midwest into the northeast. 81 in miami. >> we can only dream. >>> when we come back, bp gets ready to big deep and pay up for that gulf oil spill. a big announcement is expected today. >>> then, this morning, fears about 5-hour energy. the megashot of caffeine could be linked to more than a dozen deaths. >>> and he shoots, he doesn't score. and doesn't score again. and still doesn't score. the player who looks like he needs a gps to find the hoop. >>> welcome back, everybody. well, oil giant bp is expected to plead guilty, today, for its role in the massive 2010 oil spill off the gulf coast. stice department sources tell reuters that bp would admit criminal misconduct and pay what could be the largest penalty in u.s. history, probably in the billions of dollars. in exchange, the company would be exempt from future prosecution. >>> and there are big saf
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Nov 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
house he sees his path to election. new hampshire to florida to ohio to colorado. wisconsin to iowa to ohio. that's three ohio. >> hello, ohio. >> reporter: if he wins here, iowa and wisconsin, it's game over. but the polls are increasingly tight. and 55% of the public still thinks the nation is on the wrong track. >> stand tall, mr. president. god is with you. we are with you. >> reporter: he can use that help. the president's doing what he can to rev up his strongest supporters from 2008, with similar themes. >> the last four years, the status quo in washington, they fought us every step of the way. what they're counting on now, is you're going to be so tired of all the dysfunction, that you'll just give up. just walk away. >> reporter: he's making direct appeals, as well, on b.e.t., an ad with jay-z. >> what he represented to a nation of kids was hope. >> reporter: in florida, a spanish-language ad. on monday, he will do three events with bruce springsteen. and, bianna, i want to tell you about this lineup tomorrow. concord, new hampshire, with bill clinton. hollywood, florida, w
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Nov 9, 2012 2:35am EST
, florida. 80-year-old, 80, 80-year-old charles johnson. >> how old? >> asked for proof of his age, the policy at hooters. he didn't have any proof. >> i couldn't figure out why they wanted to id me. i haven't been ided since i was 35 years old. >> how old are you now? >> 80 years old. >> skjohnson asked for the manar and was told the policy is just that. the policy. he marched out. now johnson said he is never going back to hooters ever again. take that, hooters. >> oh, come on, man, you earned a beer. come on. come on. no matter what the age though, men always love hooters. the moral of the story. >> i just love wings. >> indeed, the wings. >> i knew what you were talking about. coming up a visit to twi-hard camp. >> what is driving hundreds of twilight saga fans to set up tents in downtown l.a.? we will take a look right after this. ♪ so where in the world >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power and free. ll and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach.
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Nov 13, 2012 2:35am EST
the children, ages 10, 6, 5. they had been in the care of their grandparents for a very long time. >>> florida power company worker paying dearly for a trip to new york to help the lights get back on after sandy. the lakeland electric lineman, john applewhite attacked as he walked into a new york restaurant last week. speculates the guy who hit him was mad about still having no power. applewhite said he is not going to let the incident get him down. adding he still enjoys helping people the i know it is tough up here. got to keep our tempers in check. the guy trying to help people out end up in the hospital. >> the cars may be the thing of the future. one car apparently could not wait for the new technology to evolve. >> take a look at this bizarre scene in wildwood new jersey. the car keeps going in circles. backward with no one at all behind the wheel. after standing by helplessly, a hero emerges believed to be the fire chief jumping in from the passenger's side window. >> looks like the "dukes of hazard" car. started when drivers and passengers decided to switch side. as both men got out, t
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Nov 7, 2012 7:00am EST
.m. >> the big state of florida still out there. the numbers could climb for president obama. >>> the other big story of the morning, that nor'easter affecting the east coast right now, with half a foot of snow on the way. sam and ginger zee, tracking the latest. we're going to get to that. >>> right now, let's get to president obama's victory. matthew dowd, with us all last night, and here to breakdown the numbers for president obama. this is the number we were talking about yesterday. the president was more in tune with the changing america. you see that number, 72%. that was the number of votes last night held by whites. four years ago, it was 74%. >> and not long ago, it was 90%. this is a changing america, which makes it a changing electorate. that's the thing that president obama was able to tap into. single women, younger voters. but the lower number of white voters. that's what really, mitt romney, couldn't overcome on election day. what's happened with republicans, the republican party is a "mad men" party in a modern america. and it doesn't work anymore. >> the president had a bit of
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Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
to form the nor'easter. rain showers from the carolinas tuesday down into florida. for wednesday, it starts to move north. that's when the winds pick up in the northeast. 50-mile-an-hour winds. and then by thursday, it really mixing with some cold air. coastal new england gets the rain. back here in upstate new york. poconos getting into some of the snow. so, how much and what to expect? here it is, one to three inches of rain. six to 12-foot waves. and, of course, that inland snow. we'll have much more coming up. for now, we'll head over to bianna. >> so many people still without power. all right, ginger, thank you. >>> we'll turn now to politics. we're in the final push before election day. your voice your vote. it's the latest abc news/washington post tracking poll, shows president obama and mitt romney deadlocked at 48%. among likely voters. for mitt romney, it's a final chance to appeal to his base especially in ohio. david muir is with the romney team in cleveland. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. hard to believe 48 hours until election day. the battl
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Nov 11, 2012 8:00am EST
with politics. they finally finished counting ballots in florida. the official winner in that state barack obama. president obama edged out mitt romney by 74,000 out of 8 million cast. the governor of florida will seek to see what it can do to improve the voting process in florida. many people waited as long as seven hours to cast their ballots. >>> power is finally coming back for thousands of people in new jersey still in the dark since superstorm sandy. people should have power restore today. 98% of homes and businesses in new york have their lights back on. but progress is much slower on long island where hundreds of angry residents protested outside of power companies. >>> and actors justin timberlake and jessica biel were among the volunteers helping clean up storm-ravaged rockaways queen. they were handing out food and supplies to victims of the area which was hard hit by that storm. >>> and the country's largest four-year college system is looking to crackdown on so-called superseniors. officials at the california state university system which has over 400,000 students they'll vote this
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Nov 1, 2012 4:00am EDT
street at north street. that also means third and at florida you will find a lot of activity. a roundabout way, they are wrapping up the construction. if you are near rte. 7 and gallows road. ridge road was closed each way. that is for on going utility repair. >> 4:11 right now. amtrak delivering service to the northeast corridor. they will operate modified service south of newark, new jersey today. they are hoping to restore limited service to new york city tomorrow. those who have already -- you can receive a refund or a voucher for future travel. >> city buses are starting to run again in new york. wednesday night people push their way onto a bus and headed over the queens borough bridge. the agency that runs public transport will offer free rides today and tomorrow. they are encouraging people to use mass transit instead of driving. 4:" right now and 41 degrees outside. >> the video that has gone by role. the presidential election >> welcome back. >> we were following a story out of college park, maryland. police say a robbery took place early this morning at the 7300 bal
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Nov 4, 2012 6:30pm EST
of frequent flier in these last few days. the vet candidates are colorado, florida, ohio, new hampshire, wisconsin course, battleground virginia. formerdave matthews and president bill clinton. good has it been a a gooder in chief and decider in chief. d hise president likene to the surpluses of the clinton years. >> president clinton economic plan passed the wealthiest pay a little more reduce our deficit and oura little more future. while there romney and his sons rallied gop voters -- romney himself warned about and obama reelection. t means a continuing a unemployment and stagnant take-home pay. it means depressed home values. the race is considered a dead heat. put mr. obama just romney. ahead of the goal is to hundred 70 electoral votes. both campaigns are focusing on the midwest, especially ohio. no republican has won the white without the buckeye state. shift inegist says a any demographic could make the in the white house in this type were race. >> we have this reminder to our that we are tracking any nowlems at the polls through election day. tell us if you see any problems f
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Nov 6, 2012 4:30am EST
to at the last minute visit to a high of. mitt romney started the day it in the florida before heading to virginia for 2 rallies including a stop a george mason university that also have thousands waiting in line. then from dulles to ohio and on to manchester where kid rock rome -- warmed up the crowd with a song that has become romney anthem. then mitt and ann romney took to the crowd with thunderous applause. >> he is losing his voice but he just told this ground that it was here in new hampshire where he started the campaign. >> thank you so much. maryland voters make decisions question for asks voters to decide if the children of undocumented immigrants should be allowed to pay in state college tuition. question since -- 6 as about six mayors. question 7, and a casino in prince george's county and its f table games should be added to existing casinos. >> george allen will visit several polling stations around the state before may -- before heading to an election night party in richmond. tim kaine voting in richmond. he will then head to several places before heading to a richmond h
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Nov 7, 2012 6:00pm EST
in florida. as of this morning, election officials in miami-dade county of 1000 pages of votes to count. lines extended well into the night and after the president was projected to win come up vote counters went home to get sleep. >> the nation is headed toward the so-called fiscal cliff sequestration. if it goes over the edge, congress predicts at plunge into another deep recession. steven is getting reaction. >> keep in mind, some experts believe more than 20% of the mandated spending cuts will be implemented here in the d.c. region. >> if we go off the fiscal cliff, the metro area will slam into sequestration mandatory massive cuts in military and civilian spending. this contractor for a livelihood could be on the chopping block. >> it will affect my job and by business. >> another advocate for sequestration -- tax increases. >> any increase in taxes will make it more difficult to pay mortgage, take care of the family. >> the metro area will feel the sting from the fall off the fiscal cliff more than any other part of the country since the lion's share of spending cuts will be enacte
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Nov 8, 2012 11:00pm EST
. looks, throws, he is off to the races, 39 yards. 28-22, florida state wins it. our record in -- a heartbreaker in blacksburg. the terps had the two position. the guy who was the key to the season is the big fella from the ukraine. the seventh water. he has gotten stronger and speaks english now and understands the plays. he is the key. >> i hope he is not doing the kind of pressure because he does not need to. alex knows he is a big part of what we are doing ostensibly. and a big part of what we're doing defensively. i think all that helps. >> the nationals had an award. 25 home runs, adam laroche with inning the first gold glove. how about steven strasbourg? each won silver slugger awards. the nhl and players met again and the players offered two proposals and the sides are making some progress. there may be some hockey this year after all. >> there will be some hoc >> the keller williams support group held its annual fund- raiser. abc 7 he got $500 for a tour of the weather center. >> a nice purple spotlight right there. >> we hope this one is right because it looks rea
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Nov 13, 2012 4:30am EST
is under investigation for sending allegedly improper e-mails. kelly the florida woman that triggered the investigation that forced him to resign. they are reviewing between 20,000 and 30,000 documents involved. john allen denies any wrongdoing. agents by nearly five hours at the home of impala broadwell this after the fbi told abc news they discovered thousands of e- mails between her and him detailing the affair. >> and his universe this moral failing is unacceptable and renders them on worthy of continuing this position. >> you can do it for the summer. part of an fbi investigation that began after joe kelly received threatening e-mails she believed or from -- >> this caused them to take all the way through to see what they had a. >> basis yet classified material on your computer which is illegal. the fbi does not believe any of it came from him. no charges have been filed. controversy over how the investigation was conducted has engulfed washington. members of congress want to know why the fbi and the attorney general waited until this past wednesday to notify the white house. j
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Nov 16, 2012 11:00pm EST
? there is an area of showers off florida coastline, but by large, it is dry. with this pattern, and -- lessly for the folks than 100,000 still without power york city. no big storm coming in, but the pattern we have, we will stay on the chilly side of things. earlier, it looked like there south,e storms to our be having safely out to sea. -- having safely out to sea. some showers down to the carolinas. clear skies and a lot of for the next few days. some thanksgivings, we have had some nasty storms. not this year. temperatures tomorrow will rise the 50's. time we get into tuesday, could be of little weather front, may be some scattered showers. , somethat, on wednesday those midwestern areas that been hit by storms, it will be really good travel. >> a lot of folks here will only concerned with travel to atlanta. >> the redskins and eagles. they have a tough stretch, too. they play the eagles on sunday. friday night high school action. some big games this evening. in the people, businesses, and organizations that call greater washington home. whether it's funding an organization that provides
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Nov 15, 2012 12:00am EST
city, florida. please say hello to martin short. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: what an entrance. it is always a pleasure to have us here. >> i love to be overwhelmed by love. >> jimmy: how is everything? >> good. i love doing this show. >> jimmy: you do? thank you? >> it's my favorite. of the 47 talk shows, it's in the top four of five because of the responsibility native. >> jimmy: of whom? >> our conversation. since you refuse to prepare. and i think it's your strength. >> jimmy: that it is. >> you're the honey boo boo of late night. >> jimmy: thank you very much. [ applause ] i've been eating a lot of cheese balls to prepare. well, that's -- >> i love -- >> jimmy: do you really? >> yes. the difference between her family and the palins is teeth. and that's it. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: and a few pounds, maybe. and i think, by the way, i'm glad that you showed up. >> jimmy: thank you. >> considering that when that national enquirer story hit today. >> jimmy: what story? >> well, the one that says that you're dating general petraeus. i think it's just -- shocking. >> jimmy: i call
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Nov 1, 2012 6:00am EDT
people have voted either by mail or in person. far, democrats have an edge in votes cast in florida and ohio. appears there has been more votes andblican colorado. in a satellite center, john gonzalez. >> we have a developing story out of fredericksburg. nationwide manhunt for the who may strikece again. detectives are looking for 25- year-old laurence stewart. n withectio three bombings. brianne carter has more details the stafford police department. a multistate manhunt g on. investigators looking in virginia as well as pennsylvania ohio where the suspect is said to have family. they are looking for laurence stewart ii, the man wanted for having three different. pipe bomb different take a look at video. heavily-armed agents raided a e home believed to be will be trapped. say early tuesday through a pipe bomb into a fredericksburg phnom penh. account the detective used to rent a room there. accused of bombing two stafford and one of his was at the home former fiancee. >> every investigative law enforcement technique is being locate and arrest ii.ence stewart >> is now facing severa
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Nov 1, 2012 5:00pm EDT
on a section of this florida avenue warehouse district that caught fire last night. the fire went to a second alarm after breaking out in a warehouse wholesale store around 10:00 p.m. >> the owner's wife was distraught insisting their store past government inspections and there were no electrical problems that could have caused the fire. >> i cannot get in. >> pepco shut off power to the section. >> we are closed and we lost customers. >> the florida avenue district is home to dozens of mainly immigrant business that provide restaurants with food and street vendors with merchandise. the fire department said on the scene because of difficulty reaching certain spot. >> we still have some hot spots that we're heading. we're trying to figure out what happened. >> even after the fire fighters leave the scene, when can store owners go back into their store? some of the buildings are structurally compromised. >> much more ahead at 5:00 p.m. including new accusations of improper practices when it comes to running the area airport. >> a group of friends [ mitt romney ] there are two very different
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Nov 5, 2012 6:00am EST
will be in virginia. mitt romney will make stops in florida, ohio, and new hampshire and paul ryan will be in colorado, nevada, and iowa. >> i know what real change looks like. it's because i fought for it. it's because i delivered it. we cannot give up on it now. >> you would hope that president a bomb would live up to its promise to bring people to get it to solve problems but he has not. i will. >> latest poll shows the race is deadlocked. 49 percent of likely voters support obama and 48% support romney. it seems the polls are just like that. tens of millions of people have already cast ballots thanks to early voting. that will have an impact on any of the still undecided voters. >> we are tracking problems at the polls from now until the polls) let us know if you see any problems. visit our website at wjla.com/poll problems. an earthquake rattled new jersey a short time ago. >> jummy olabanji is live at the news desk. >> this earthquake happened just after 1:00 this morning in the town of lynwood new jersey. it is not too far away from manhattan. it is close to the epicenter of where hurricane san
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Nov 5, 2012 5:00pm EST
this morning in florida. it is still just as close in this campaign. he was on to virginia for two stops, first and lynchburg and then on to fairfax. it had planned to come straight here to new hampshire for a rally, but then the campaign decided it was still too close to call in ohio so that they went on to columbus, ohio. he only had time for a quick airport hangar rally in a while before they had here to new hampshire. that added two more rallies tomorrow in ohio and in pittsburg. mitt romney is fighting for every last vote as he makes the final push for the presidential bid. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> many people on the campaign trail have said when virginia and you win the election. both candidates have spent a lot of time in the commonwealth. romney just wrapped up an eventat university. >> he this was the last local event of the romney-writing campaign. -- of the romney-ryan campaign. with the finish line just hours away, the romney campaign this afternoon posted what it called a victory rally at george mason university. >> i think the question of this election comes down to this. do
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Nov 7, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >> hi, we are still waiting for florida. but the president 1. now that we know who will be president -- but the president won. now that we know who will be president -- more on congress and the issue of sequestration. we have much more on the day after the election. i know you can hardly wait. >> we have another week for florida to get its act together. >> that is my home state. take it easy. >> katie couric explores a new topic. >> as she talks to a player to walk away from an nba career to deal with his history of sexual abuse. >> that is tomorrow at 4:00 right here on abc7. >> and in the northeast, they will let you do with the nor'easter. they are already dealing with it aren't they, doug? >> yes. fortunately is not nearly as severe as sandy. looking live now at downtown new york, breezy and julie. 33 downtown right now. there will be more accumulation. not a major snowstorm. that is the last thing they need. you can see on the radar -- the white areas indicate the areas of most likely snow. deep purple areas are going to be sleet, back and forth of the mix. we are called. know t
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Nov 7, 2012 6:30pm EST
's times square, we saw the same thing last night in the battleground of tampa, florida. you can see the diversity in this crowd. that is one of the big issues in this election, one of the reasons florida is such a strong battleground state right now. latinos critical to obama's win. just look at the faces i shot on my phone. young, black, white, latino, men, women. they are the voters who reflect the changing face of america. voters whose diversity mirrors the very man they put into office for a second time. >> when you look at the country today, it's much more like the modern family of the country, where there's minorities, gays, single women than it is about the mad men part of the country, much more white male oriented. >> reporter: it's not that whites stayed home. there's just fewer of them. they are still a majority of voters. but this time, their share of the electorate was at its lowest ever. so, while governor mitt romney won whites by the biggest margin since 1984, he still lost. that's because of all the groups that voted for president obama. think of them as the diverse
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Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
. >> good morning. later on tonight, a georgetown's men's basketball team will be taking on a florida in the navy marine corps classic. the team is already there and they posted pictures on their face but page a about what this game will be like. it will be played on board the flight deck that is docked there in jacksonville. we will go next to the fatigue camouflage uniforms the players will be wearing when they take on the florida gators. here you see them with coach thomas getting a tour yesterday with the head of the u.s. s baton as well as the secretary of the navy. this game will be happening at 9:00 tonight broadcast live. there you see what the basketball court looks like. the flight decks are really big. it is great they are able to turn them into basketball arenas. they are taking the time to do a shoot around yesterday. there could be a little bit of whether issues tonight. it should be about 58 degrees. they are worried about some wind. if the conditions are not right they will move the game indoors to the memorial arena. good luck later on tonight. >> 5:36 and 40 degrees.
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Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
to grab and go for breakfast? good morning washington. >> florida expected to announce today which candidate won the sunshine state. the last minute wave of absentee ballots blamed for the delay. >> a fire is blamed for the delay in the massachusetts. it prevented an old voting machine from counting the ballots. the majority of the 12,000 residents went with mitt romney over president obama. >> a nice sunrise so far. >> it is ridiculously beautiful. look with the lights on and the sun coming up and the sky is clear. it is beautiful. our temperature this morning, 39 degrees. it has gone down just a bit with the clear skies. you can see the little sorrel there. that is what is left of the nor'easter. things are clearing out. for those of you trying to travel or people without power it will stay cold. better conditions. look at the little bubble across the southern plains states. that is a warm-up that will be heading here. the only real problems we are expecting today are blizzard conditions for the intermountain west. montana could see a couple of feet of snow. 53-58 and a quick pee
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Nov 18, 2012 6:00pm EST
to win. >> republicans are moving quickly to action. florida senator marco rubio visiting iowa this weekend, telling supporters not to lose hope. politics for tonight. >>> divers in the gulf of mexico are searching for the body of a second worker who was missing after that oil rig explosion, after finding the bod of one man last night. and tonight, this new video of the huge fire ball just after the explosion. it happened to be caught by a tv crew from some 20 miles away. officials say the blast was caused by a worker using a torch, but the rigs owner now disputes that claim. >>> also in the gulf tonight, an investigation into the m mysterious deaths of dolphins there. someone is targeting them in a senseless and cruel way. abc's john schriffen is in gulf port, mississippi, tonight. >> reporter: just like a lovable pet, dolphins are some of the friendliest animals this the water. but tonight, authorities patrolling the gulf coast are on high alert for attackers responsible for brutally killing them. over the past two weeks, a disturbing site here on the shores of the gulf. four
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